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deposits of oil and gas. both russia and canada say is theirs. a large part that has been under discussion. >> global climate change is transforming the arctic. the polar ice caps shrinking as temperatures rise. already, energy companies are moving in, sensing a massive opportunity as the area opens up for commercial exploitation. it is thought the arctic region may contain vast reserves of oil and gas. that is leading to the growing competition between the countries which surround it. today, the foreign ministers of russia and canada discussed their competing claims to take control of a large part of the arctic, including the north pole. their claims will eventually be judged by international experts. >> both russia and canada respect the united nations as well as the united nations convention on the law of the seas, and we will submit our data, and we are confident that our case will prevail, backed by scientific evidence. >> but the russians are already concerned that nato military forces could be sent to the arctic to protect western interests. >> we do not see, frankly speaking, any b
. we are miles off of the western shore of canada's hudson bay, an area very inaccessible. there are no roads, but there are people who live along that shore. an enormous barge is carrying construction materials. it is the only way of getting that equipment there as part of a vital supply line. the conditions were fine, but this journey may not have been possible. as the earth warms up and polar ice melts, shipping lanes are becoming accessible for a longer in the year and for bigger vessels. that could mean the north west -- for longer in the year and for bigger vessels. this means the northwest could become an important shipping route, which could be streamy valuable. -- could be extremely valuable. the military health and exercise in arctic waters, a show of strength, and the government has committed to investing more in ships to patrol the area. other countries' dispute what canada is saying. they say the northwest passage should be free to shipping. there are some disagreements. it has a sense of the gold rush about it. remote areas like this are coming under scrutiny
erotic services categories in sites outside of the united states, including canada. ms. mcdougal might be able to speak more effectively to that. there are a number of issues country by country, as well as legal issues for that. i can tell you that something along the order of 97% of our viewers in use is within the united states and canada. >> can a united states person access a foreign craigslist site? >> anyone anywhere can access the craigslist site anywhere. >> so what is the significance of taking down the site in the united states? >> the site in the u.s. was set up as part of an arrangement with a series of attorneys general last year. i think the intent was to do a number of things, capture credit-card intermission, captor phone information. we decided on september 3 to remove that category, and again have no intention of restoring it. >> if i am in washington d.c., accessing the canadian side, can i advertise services that would be available in washington, d.c on the canadian side? >> yes, you could, but there were be simply no value whatsoever, because the individuals who vi
of the commonwealth games canada. he said there are a number of issues to be addressed. >> we have to be assured by our staff we are not compromising the safety or adequacy of the accommodations for our team. we are monitoring that on a day- by-day basis. we have delayed the initial departure of the first members of our team. we are pleased with the some progress our staff has made in delhi in terms of overseeing the preparation of the apartments, but this remains a day to day process. we are being diligent in monitoring what is happening there. >> what improvements are being made on the ground? >> our staff reported that today a number of units have been brought up to standard , so we do have some rooms that will be available. we are optimistic progress is being made, but is incomprehensible the officials despite months of warning have been so indifferent for the need of the effectiveness in terms of preparing these facilities. this seems to border on the intransitive. we will not put our athletes in anything less than proper circumstances, despite the fact that the commonwealth games are a can
40s. this is all due to high pressure coming down from southern canada all the way to the atlantic seaboard and that will be with us here at the time and tomorrow. and we'll have highs in the 70s both days and 50s in the morning. clouding up saturday late afternoon and evening. rain likely after saturday midnight drying out in time for the big game sunday night. eric thomas, how's our friday traffic? >> seeing growing volume. you can see the brake lights 270 southbound at 109. still cleaning up an early morning crash eastbound at dennis avenue. looks as though you'll have the right lane blocked. a car went into the pole and the pole came down and now we have the situation resolved there. in springfield starting to slow down in the springfield interchange. all of the lanes are open, just a little bit of volume here. in northeast d.c., anacostia avenue at benning road, you're going to hear about a manhole fire. try to avoid that area. that's not the kind of thing to get involved in. >>> a developing story out of northern california this morning. a residential neighborhood is engulfed
to college, more with geoffrey canada. updating the breaking news, the carter center said jimmy carter is resting comfortably after developing an upset stomach on the flight to cleveland. he was taken to the hospital for observation and expected to resume his book tour later this week. i jumped the gun. he is 85 for another day and a half. he turns 86 on friday, october 1st. we'll be right back. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. and i'm worried if i lose my job, i won't be able to afford insurance. when i graduated from college, i lost my health insurance. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance. not anymore. not anymore. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change lives for the better. to find out how it can help you, visit us at americasfairhealthcare.org it's not just fair, it's the law. bankers are known to be a little bit in love with themselves.. trust me. are we going up? we can get the next one. i'd like to get your advice on hedging - risk... exposure. what makes us different? for 300 years we've chosen to focus on our clients. what a novel idea. ♪ i was
canada but reaching southward over -- below the great lakes. it is too far south to affect us. everything going on in the atmosphere will be to our north. let's take a wlook at wlats going on right here, right now. i mention the clear skies. very comfortable with b.w.i. marshall. down to 67. 64 at the inner harbor. 72% the humidity. 29.94 the barometric pressure. it is rising. we finally -- what's left of our hurricane is now just a low pressure center way up in eastern canada. the cold front that came through following earl is now way out to sea. so everything is quieted down considerably. the winds are down. let's put temperatures in there and show you what's going on temperature-wise. i thought it would be a little cooler than this. maybe tomorrow morning will be the coolest morning. it is still down there. easton, camebridge, and salisbury all 55. on the boardwalk it is 357. parkton is chilly at 54. 57 west minister. 54 frederick. 56 at hancock. 39 at mchenry. i thought we would see a 49 closer to us. join us again tomorrow morning and we'll check up on that and see what happens. clea
toward the coast of nova scotia in canada. kevin tibbles is live in rock port, massachusetts, where last hour we were seeing maybe little rain and wind when i talked to you. what's the scene like now kevin? >> alex, the sun is out here in rock port. it's going to be a lovely day. as a matter of fact, all the activities for labor day that were canceled here have all been put back on because earl really didn't live up to his reputation. not only crossing further out to sea than here in cape ann, but actually not, not dropping as much rain as people expected or at least they had been prepared to expect when this storm went through. so it's going to be a lovely day here. a lot of the boats have been taken out of the harbor. but i'm assuming that they're going to started going back in today because it's supposed to be a lovely day here. the only thing i really have to add to all this, because i don't have a lot to talk about in terms of damage or anything like that, is that yes, you're absolutely right, this storm is heading towards nova scotia. i'm going to be calling my son after this becau
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the storm lost a bit of its punch. the unwelcome guest has definitely left its mark in canada. what residents there are dealing with tonight. >> and a counter culture tradition in the desert. the record that was set at this year's burning manifest value. >> we currently have mostly clear skies across most of the y area. coming up take a look at the temperature tracker forecast model. it will show the temperature change you will notice through your labour day. . >> a night-time air attack helped firefighters knock down brush fire in southern california. the fire began northeast of anaheim. some 100 firefighters battled the flames on the ground. air support was called in and helicopter pilots were able to use night vision goggles during their flight. the fire was contained to about ten acres. >>> in canada, some 40,000 people are still without power in nova scotia after hurricane earl hit yesterday. it came ashore as a category 1 storm. earl's winds brought down many trees and utility lines. nova scotia's power company said all power should be ck on by tomorrow. all essential services
. the fda says canada dry ging gingerale improperly claims to be enhanced with antioxidants. they also say lipton tea falsely links drinking their tea to lower cholesterol. right now, firefighters are scouring boulder, colorado, where eight people are missing. it seemed the eight missing refused evacuation orders. this is very frightening news. what do we know about this search, miguel? >> it certainly is. we do know authorities are doing what they call welfare checks, trying to go door to door to where they believed these people lived. all eight of these people were holdouts. they belief they hammered, that nailed themselves down and said i refuse to evacuate their home. and that they believe they may still actually be holed up on the hill. i asked fire authorities point blank, do you believe there could be some fatalities. they told us sure, it's possible, but they don't believe there is any fatalities. they just believe they're holdouts that refuse to come down from the mountain and they remain unaccounted for. communications up there are still very sticky and iffy. they believe they're
morning. the consumer products safety commission an canada are announcing these recalls, a lot of fisher-price brand name items here. we begin with 7 million fisher-price trikes and tough trikes sold in the u.s. and canada. the trikes have a protruding plastic key known to cause injury to children's genitals. they are intended for children between the ages of 2 and 5, sold from january of '97 through september 2010. if you have one, fisher-price will replace that key. also replacing more than a million healthy care, easy clean and close to me high chairs. there are pegs on the back of the legs meant for storage and reports of at least 14 children being injured after falling on or against those pegs. fisher-price recalling more than 3 million infant toys sold under a number of names, baby play zone, gymnastics, ocean wonders, a choking hazard there and 120,000 little people wheelies because they can come off and cause a choking hazard. fisher-price this morning said it wants to assure its customers its products are overwhelmingly safe. we talked to the consumer products commission chairma
into canada with winds of hurricane status. lisa is a tropical storm at five miles an hour. take a look at the cone. it takes you out to sunday and barely moves. on the watercraft craft in effect. when the winds do turn around to the south. overall topping out at 77 this afternoon. it will be a beautiful one. tonight we go down to 59. tomorrow we go up to 88 degrees. the heat starts kick in. it sticks around and we'll have the five-day coming up. >> looks great. >> 48 when i came in this morning, i had the top down. >> it's all perspective. >> and the heat on. a reminder, great prostate challenge is coming up. make sure you come out for the run, the walk and a lot more fun as marty is the mc. it's at towson university johnny unitas stadium. for more information, go to wjz.com. and still to come on eyewitness news at noon, don't forget to get your flu shot. hear how it can help your help besides preventing you from getting sick. here are the stories we're following on our website at this hour. for constant updates, go to wjz.com. ,,,, >>> in today's healthwatch report there's another rea
, he is still free pending an appeal. the cleanup is underway in canada where hurricane igor has brought flooding to some areas that are 20 centimeters of rain in a few hours. a tropical storm warning was lifted on wednesday and igor was downgraded to a post-tropical storm. the sense of crisis surrounding the commonwealth games seems to be deepening, despite official reassurances. the president has requested a meeting. five national teams have complained about the accommodations in delhi. the scottish party has delayed its arrival. >> images of games to remember, it may have to be canceled. 11 days ago and teams have not even figured out how to agree to compete. the cleanup operation is under way following the collapse of a foot bridge along the main stadium. the tarnished reputation of the game will be harder to repair. lurking from one problem to the not -- to the other. >> we will see to it that commonwealth games are conducted according to international standards as we have come to participate in these games. quite happy about these emissions. >> the scottish games have alrea
on board was actually carrying explosives. the plane carrying 273 people was flying from canada to pakistan. passengers were evacuated from the plane to waiting buses at the airport. authorities stay a woman in canada phoned in the threat. the man in custody is a canadian citizen of pakistani descent. those explosives were found on him and swedish officials are now searching the airline jet. >> jamie: iranian president ahmadnejad now back home attending the u.n. assembly in new york. his visit not unexpectedly a controversial one when he made remarks about the september 11th attacks. ahmadnejad says he and most of the world, he believes, that the u.s. was behind that attack, and he suggests the u.n. create a fact finding panel to find out. president obama fired right back accusing ahmadnejad of making offensive and hateful comments. >> kelly: an american astronaut and two cosmonauts back on earth after a six month mission in spice. american trayssy dyson saying goodbyes at the international space station moments before leaving for earth. the three crew members expedition taking off after a
, in canada. most of them also received government subsidies. in response to airbus, boeing is taking a tough line. it says contact of the government level as possible. otherwise, the time for debate is over. >> the markets will get into those shortly. good news for the british economy. the unemployment rate in britain has fallen slightly by 0.1% did in the three months to july, a jump of 286,000 gaining work. one story today for the markets is japan intervening in the foreign-exchange market. of course, the exporters are really liking that. honda, sony, and cannon are up. all eyes are on u.s. production numbers out later today. that's it. >> thank you. tony hayward, the former chief executive of bp, will face questions about the gulf of mexico oil spill. it is trying to find out whether safety rules need to be changed. our business correspondent. >> explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig killed 11 men and caused the worst oil spill in american history. tony hayward gave u.s. lawmakers an opportunity to express their anger. since the congressional hearing, bp has given its own detailed e
in vancouver, canada. as children went back to school this week, traffic safety officials placed a 3 d sign on a busy street. it looks like a little girl chasing a ball, but it's actually an optical illusion, a virtual reminder to drivers to slow down and keep their eyes on the road. katie is in los angeles tonight getting ready for tomorrow's special stan broadcast. stand up to cancer broadcast. katie. >> couric:ed stand up 2 cancer funds dream team friday all across the country, scientists from different institutions working together to fight this disease. up next you'll meet the dream team that's targeting pancreatic cancer and the progress that's being made. >> couric: tomorrow night, cbs and the other major networks are joining forces once again to bring you stand up 2 cancer, a program designed to raise awareness of the disease and raise money to fight it. some of that money is funding research against one of the deadliest forms of cancer, pancreatic. this year, more than 43,000 americans will be diagnosed with it, and nearly 37,000 will die of it. it's already claimed the lives of pe
over toward central canada. will produce some showers for you. also could turn a little bit stormy here along the central plains. out west fairly dry. a couple showers will push through the pacific northwest and british columbia as well. but should start looking a little dryer on wednesday. highs today still very hot toward the northeast. 36 in new york, 34 for d.c., and 32 in toronto. all right. so that is a look at your weather for now. and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> all eyes are on the ruling democratic party of japan as it has announced the start of official campaigning for its presidential election on september 14th. the former secretary-general, ichiro ozawa, and prime minister naoto kan, the current dpj president, are running as candidates. nhk world reporter minako misawa is standing by at the party's headquarters. minako? >> reporter: yes, catherine. deputies filed candidacy applications for ozawa and kan on wednesday morning. each candidate had endorsements from more than 20 fellow lawmakers. ozawa and kan will hold a joint news conference later in the
officials are saying with tropical storm beryearl its wayo canada today this is video in cape cod. with the intensity far less intense. however, with a lot of rain in cape cod there was some area flooding, power outages. and also damage to the outer rings of north carolina and they're hoping that the tourists will return to the altar banks. apparently, everybody is thrilled. >> you can imagine that bring this closer to home, this is from our mount ptam and let us check-in with jacqueline. >> cooler weather continues into this weekend. a storm passing us to the north will bring us increase sea breeze when this. with fog coverage and cooler temperatures. cooler today, cooler on sunday and only 86, inland on sundays. we are going to see some of warming as we go into labor day. their reversal. at the sea breezes will be eliminated and the warmer dry air will warm out to dry air. and a perfect weather for labor day, and not too stifling. 84 are run the bay shore, and 70's on the bayshore we can look forward to that. as for this morning, to backtrack to to the extent of the fog. >> at 5
relatively warm ground. that's what we're doing with this fall air mass from alaska and canada san jose we have the cloud cover and a little sprinkle or two may drop but the best chance of seeing anythin will be along the coast whe we could have drizzle during the afternoon hours. let's take a look at temperatures. look how cool they are. still in the 50s in san francisco, half moon bay, los gatos. low to mid-60s around the bay and mid-s in inland valle in the north bay and east bay. low to mid-60s the montey bay and inland to gilroy and salinas. don't think it's going to warm up with much more than we're dealing wit now. yesterday that cool crisp breeze and that drizzle chance at the coast. >> drying and clearing as high pressure moves in tonight and starts to scrub our sky clean. it will bring warmer, drier and brighter weekend. as far as today, keep droppin again in most neighborhoods. san francisc could be the exception, oakland 63. concord ops two more degrees to 70. redwood city, san jose, santa rosa. 7, 8 and 9 degrees cooler. yesterday we we about 10 to 20 degrees cooler than the d
ground. that's what we're doing with this fall air mass from alaska and canada. san jose we have the cloud cover and a little sprinkle or two may drop but the best chance of seeing anything will be along the coast where we could have drizzle during the afternoon hours. let's take a look at temperatures. look how cool they are. still in the 50s in san francisco, half moon bay, los gatos. low to mid-60s around the bay and mid-60s in inland valleys in the north bay and east bay. low to mid-60s the monterey bay and inland to gilroy and salinas. don't think it's going to warm up with much more than we're dealing with now. yesterday that cool crisp breeze and that drizzle chance at the coast. >> drying and clearing as high pressure moves in tonight and starts to scrub our sky clean. it will bring warmer, drier and brighter weekend. as far as today, keep dropping again in most neighborhoods. san francisco could be the exception, oakland 63. concord drops two more degrees to 70. redwood city, san jose, santa rosa. 7, 8 and 9 degrees cooler. yesterday we were about 10 to 20 degrees cooler
canada next it will be bringing isolated heavy rain and also some severe thunderstorms to watch out for. over towards eastern quebec still quite stormy for you tonight, and also on your friday, temperatures a little chilly as well across the midwest, looking at 23 degrees in new york today, 20 in toronto, and then 15 degrees up in winnipeg. finally over to europe then, a slow moving system has finally made its way down into the m mediterrane mediterranean, it will be stormy across the central mediterranean into the weekend, looking at lots of thunderstorms, heavy rain falling on friday, along the west coast of the balkans as well as southern italy. meanwhile this high pressure system expanding from the iberian peninsula is going to help bring dry conditions to central europe, so the weekend is looking good for you here, but the northwest, the british isles looking at wet and windy weather once again. it's going to be moving into southern scandinavia next as well by friday morning. 16 degrees in stockholm today, 20 degrees in london, coming in at 27 in madrid, teens, 18 degrees in berlin
. and if it is september, it must be toronto, a hollywood a-lister heading to canada for the international film festival. >>> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting in the u.k. and around the world. the american pastor who drew international condemnation for planning to burn the car ran up on the anniversary of 9/11 has arrived in new york, where he is expected to meet the iman behind plans for a controversy a mosque near ground zero. pastor terry jones says it may still happen. >> the president was forced to spend a fair bit of a rare news conference making appeals for tolerance, saying that muslims were neighbors and friends. he can hardly not respond to the threats. the trouble is it looks like he is giving more publicity to a group that is on the fringe. pastor jones is the leader of a florida church with a congregation of about 50 people. he believes that islam is the work of the devil and he has turned to put 200 korans onto a bonfire, having the world dance to his tune. first, he said he would meet with the leaders of the ground zero mosque. now it appears that is not happening. >> we have not
. the relationship between the gunman and the doctor is still unknown. russia and canada have both insisted they should have control over a disputed underwater mountain range in the arctic ocean. possession of the area would allow the owner to exploit any mineral resources. following a meeting in moscow, russian's foreign minister said the countries agreed the u.n. should rule on the issue. the verbal gloves came off at an e.u. summit in brussels today. they belonged to the french president nicolas sarkozy and e.u. commissioner delima. the. >> for weeks, now, french police have been dismantling illegal camps of roma and expelling some of them from france. the european union has threatened to take legal action against france, saying it is targeting ethnic groups. it has led to a major row between paris and the european union. today, it overshadowed a meeting in brussels. nicolas sarkozy was involved in a blazing argument with the most senior european official. >> this is a situation i have thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> today, he described those
. >> in the provincial capital of taliban, and as the election campaign is underway. 157 canada, most of the men, are vying for the 14 parliamentary seats allocated to the province. >> people should vote for people who can work and serve. asian not vote for thieves. their deficits the people have voted for that were of no use. >> but in many of afghans provinces, it is the old war lords or their allies were likely to land the most votes. the independent human rights commission criticizes the fact that many people were not registered to vote to do a lack of election offices. and the commission chairman says that is not all. >> we need more, not the real one provided from the center to the people, to vote. it came from outside actually. >> even if people here are not where it about the threats of the taliban, they doubt the new parliament will provide afghanistan with the stability and needs. >> earlier, we spoke to the german foreign minister about the situation in afghanistan. we began by asking him how confident he was that the poll in afghanistan would be free and fair given the past problems
a hugep notlation. >> reporter: with watches posted from florida to as north as canada, communities are getting ready. they're building sand birms to protect whatever mother nature has to uffer and closing seawall in coastal city, maryland, where the mayors are urging labor day weekend vacationers to delay, not cancel the travel plans. >> we expect a quarter of million people coming to the city. what we advise is they wait until the event passes. >> reporter: in the meantime, you can see the rough seas behind me. for that reason, as a precaution, the u.s. coast guard is closing state commercial ports in moorhead city and also in wilmington and ordering vessels to stay in their mooring as a precaution until the hurricane moves out of the waters. >> jim: thank you, and be safe. another offshore oil rig exploded. west of the site where b.p. oil rig did in april. 13 crew members were rescued but one was injured. the rest are said to be tired and hungry. >> it's certainly too early to know what sparked the fire. the coast guard plans to do interview with those rescued to determine the ca
canada in gordon county georgia. a man lost control of his car, crashed and burst into flames. the deputies and a passer by tried to knock down the flames. and finally broke a door window to pull the driver to safety. >>> and just announced, a book sale unlike any other. you could call it the ultimate best seller. auction use sotheby's says this book "birds of america" is the most expensive in the world. expected to go for about $9 million. wow. the auction on november 7 will also offer what sotheby's labels the most important book in american literature,irst pholio of 1623 contains all the plays of william shakespeare. that anticipated price? abou$2 kemillion. take a look at this video. is it a young girl running after a ball that goes into the street. it's part of a traffic safety campaign in canada designed to make drivers slow down.
minutes of fame by about 30 minutes. >>> tropical storm earl beat up parts of eastern canada today. the rough waters in this may in new brunswick, docks twisted and boats overturned. in nova scotia, 200,000 people lost power and 70-mile-an-hour winds ripping down power lines. the u.s. east coast sort of dodged a bullet on all this. but the storm is still going to have an impact on the beaches this holiday weekend. from florida to maine, lifeguards are warning folks at the beach to keep out of the water because of the dangerous rip currents. meteorologist jacqui jeras joins us right now to explain this whole thing. i have to think this is a very dangerous situation because when a hurricane is coming, you know it's dangerous. when the sun's shining you think, it's a nice beach. >> you go outside and it's absolutely beautiful. the sun was shining all day long here. you can see tropical storm earl way up there in the canadian maritimes. and young no worries, right? unfortunately, it takes a little while for some of those big waves and that ocean to calm down. you make a big splash in a
toppled trees, knocked out power to 250,000 people all in canada. earl is being blamed for one death, a man who drowned off of halifax while trying to secure his boat. >>> here's your labor day forecast. stormy in the middle of the country. 80-mile-an-hour winds, large hail, isolated tornados from minnesota to kansas. windy in the dakotas, montana and wyoming. heavy rain across southern texas. showers in the pacific northwest. >> 60s in seattle, billings and fargo. 71 in salt lake city. 81 in colorado springs. mostly 80s across the midwest. 78 in boston. 82 in baltimore. and 88 in atlanta. >>> it looks like the san diego bay is getting a visit from the pirates of the caribbean. >> people in southern california enjoying the festival of sail this labor day weekend. more than a dozen tall ships from around the world have dropped anchor in the port of san diego. >> visitors can explore those vessels, take a little bit of entertainment and food, and even go for a ride around the bay. the holiday weekend at all. >> it would be tough to fit one of those in those bottles. i think. it's tough
controversial i ever did and that was to pardon the so-called draft dodgers who escaped into canada. and i did that before i ever began to walk down toward the oval office. >> larry: wow. did that come up in the campaign, that issue? >> no, it never did. no. >> larry: but you knew you were going to do it? >> yes, i knew i was going to do it. a lot of people that were families of those men and a few women, i think, who went to canada and they were -- they wanted to come back home so i issued a blanket pardon for them. i got some criticism, obviously. a lot of folks thought they should be executed for treason and to forth. >> larry: it's funny -- not funny but that you are here on the opening day of the u.n. opening and your book is published at the same time and that iran is in the news. we'll be talking to president ahmadinejad on wednesday. >> all right. >> larry: and now we have this lady held more than a year on spying charges and iran says they want eight arrested iranians released. what do you make of all of this? >> well, first of all, i think we ought to keep maximum communication with
a bit of its punch. the unwelcome guest has definitely left its mark in canada. what residents there are dealing with tonight. >> and a counter culture tradition in the desert. the record that was set at this year's burning manifest value. >> we currently have mostly clear skies across most of the how would i make school a better place? field trips to the zoo! more basketballs. soccer balls. and a museum! [ growls more basketballs. soccer balls! more books. yeah. like just a ton of books. [ girl and books about soft things. soft and slimy. [ female announcer now clip double box tops for education. from totino's pizza rolls and party pizzas. and make their school a better place. . >> a night-time air attack helped firefighters knock down a brush fire in southern california. the fire began northeast of anaheim. some 100 firefighters battled the flames on the ground. air support was called in and helicopter pilots were able to use night vision goggles during their flight. the fire was contained to about ten acres. >>> in canada, some 40,000 people are still without power in nova s
operation dragon strike. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: three simultaneous attacks along a river near canada hard. -- canada hard. the green zone, a taliban stronghold never before entered by coalition forces. much of the first day was spent finding and destroying caches of weapons. as for the taliban themselves, there's nowhere to be found, they wisely fled the area to stand and fight another day. combat engineers using plastic explosives have destroyed bombmaking facilities and cleared improvised devices before advancing troops. the green zone is the gateway to can't hard, -- kandahar and wasa save haven for the taliban. home to tall tan hotels or bed-down positions. the taliban wanted to hold this area. for now they're gone. now it's the 101st's might -- mission to find them and destroy them. >> dan: a man detained after a tip-off he was carrying explosives on a pakistan airliner has been released. the plane was diverted to sweden after canadian police received a tip that the man was carrying explosives. no explosives were found on the plane. canadian authorities are investigating whether
carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what we don't know at this
whole lot worse. what about our friends in canada? what can they expect? >> well, they're going to get a direct hit as this system, they're going to get the next real landfall as it comes across. it's going to go over nova scotia, prince edward island, and on out into the rest of the maritime and it'll probably be going into what we call an extra tropical or more like a winter storm phase toward the end of that cycle but they'll certainly get the strong tropical storm force winds on nova scotia and prince edward island tomorrow as the storm goes through there. >> we wish them only the best. let's look ahead for the next month or two until the end of this hurricane season. what do we expect? >> well, you get plenty of storms during this peak of the hurricane season and as you can see on this animation, they're lined up pretty much all across afr kachlt the waves are coming across. here is one that came off yesterday that we're watching in our outlook. this was gaston. those are the next two in line from the so-called area. we're watching an area down here south of mexico and a system in
diverted to canada. still no clailim of responsibity that ihis veriable or credible at this time. yasser arafat has condemned this attack saying it's shocking and appalling. >> of course, we should mention back in february of 1993 was when that bomb went off in the garage of the world trade center, killing six people, injuring 1,000 people. and that, of course, was an unbelievable scene. but compared to this, it seems actually-- >> this is what they intended to do back then. >> -- minor. let's go to bob haeger who has information for us. bob? >> reporter: katie, i was just thinking as you commented there about the various planes involved. the one that we know of so far, because it's confirmed by american airlines, is that that flight 11 which had been scheduled from boston's logan airport to los angeles,that flight 11 was hijacked this morning. and it is presumed that that may thatbeen one of the planes went into one of the towers of the world trade center. there were at least two more planes involved in this because the other tower was hit. and then the pentagon was also there were eyew
it was $8.5 million went into rehabbing and spiffing up this border patrol station on the border of canada there. well now, apparently, a senator, democrat in montana says you know what? let's just close this thing down now because the canadians don't really have any interest in helping us out with this whole border patrol station. let's close it down. we spent that money. no big deal. >> the problem -- ok, so here's the problem, we were -- all those stimulus dollars, 23 million going to improve at some of these border patrol crossings. border stations, ports as they call them. to spend $8 million on the way we highlighted on the map, white tail is in a rural area. it's predominantly used by farmers but it's crazy that they would start spending $8 million on it. nobody ever picked up the phone and said hey, canada, we're going to spend $8 million on our side. what are you going to do? had they picked up the phone, they would have found out canada would have said you are? we're closing our side which effectively, we close our side as well. >> this is another example of the president being
it made an emergency landing in stockhm olm this morning. the flight was en route from canada to pakistan. the man in custody sufficient pakistani origin and has been detained for questioning. police are searching that plane right now. if nothing suspicious is found the passengers will be free to continue their journey on that plane bound for pakistan. >>> let's go to washington. new this morning, president obama is ripping the gop over the newly unveiled pledge to america. house republicans first shared the details of his plan on thursday. this morning, the gop says its pledge to slash taxes and cut spending represents a new way forward that hasn't been tried in washington. but the president isn't impressed with the proposals. >> many were the very same policies that tloed the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising since many of the leaders were among the architects of that failed policy. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the white house. good morning to you. so the republicans aren't just defending their plan this morning. they are deciding to go out on the attack, t
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